I am a Nintendo Fanboy, as I have grown up with them, and they with me. I finally got an Xbox 360!!! Wish I had the money to pick up the PS3. My gaming has changed a lot since the early days. Now I am more of a pick up and play when I can.
Location: Atlanta, GA
Kids: 2 (boys)
Systems in use:
Games Being Played:
The Legend of Zelda
Mario Kart DS (For Friend Fun)
Wii Sports (For Family Fun)
If I wasn't such a tool, and realized this was a holiday weekend when I started the contest (not to mention PAX), I might have let it go for a little longer, and not had it end on the actual holiday day. But I think we still had a pretty good turn out, 49 unique contest entries, and some really good ones that fit my personality and abilities.
All in all I am very happy with this contest, and if I get some more "extra" stuff laying around, I will probably have more. So keep an eye out.
Anyways, with out further ado...
Winner: Captain N, Mega Man, Kid Icarus (Mr Wilson) Mr Wilson... shoot me an email craineum at gmail dot com
I don't know if I picked it because it was the best fit or the most detailed or both... but I got really excited when I read/saw it. It fit the different sizes, it fit the build difficulty, and it fit me and my childhood. To me it is perfect for this year.
Here are some of the other submissions that I would like to highlight.
Top Choices (or the "I might use these in the future" list) in order of Awesomeness: Gandalf, Hobbits (Shayward23) - Awesome idea... I do want to wait till they are a bit older for this one.
Rayman and Rabbids (BlindSideDork) - I love this game, and this idea... would take a bit of work for the costumes, it might be next years pick
Shadow of Colossus (BlindSideDork) - I need to explore this idea a little more but really dug it!
Olimar and Pikmin (SlackerMonkey) - Oh... such cute little pikmin they would make.
The Lost Vikings (Shawnkelfonne) - Again... loved it, but a little older. It would be hard from my youngest to either grow a beard or have one attached to his face.
Young Anakin, Old Anakin, Darth Vader (Kaciesaurus) - This needs to wait a few years, but maybe when my eldest is old enough, I might talk him into it.
List of people that think like me: Before I posted this, I had some of the same ideas that people put up here, but I didn't think I had the talent for building one of those costumes right now (as I am a bit of a perfectionist, it would just probably piss me off).
Yoshi, Mario, Luigi (LostCrichton) Mario, Goombas (Pendelton21) Bowser, Mario, Luigi (Digtastik) Bowser, Koopas (Nintendoll) - For the obvious Nintendo Whore that I am
Jango Fett, Storm Trooper, Boba Fett (Kaciesaurus) - For the obvious Star Wars Whore that I am (I like this idea, but it works better with just Jengo and Boba, We were almost this last year.)
The "not me" list... sorry... : Picking a costume for Halloween is a very subjective thing. You might think an idea is awesome, but I might think it is lame.
Dr. Girlfriend, Murderous Moppets (Pendelton21) - Hmm... dressing me and my sons in drag? Pass... plus I don't really watch TV all that much anymore, so I had to look this one up.
Brett Michaels, Axl Rose, and Maynard James Keenan (Primo) - Dunno if this is supposed to be a Guitar Hero thing or just a Music thing, but either way, not me.
Ash Ketchum, Pokemon (Char Aznable) Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard (FWhipple) - Yeah... the whole pokemon thing would just not be for me, I never played any of the games, or watched any of the shows, and neither have my sons.
Penis (Blehman) - No, bad Blehman, bad...
Most Inventive: This was actually what I was looking for when I posted to Destructoid... the unique and quirky ways everyone thinks. So I greatly appreciated these ideas.
Headcrab Zombies, HalfLife 2 (Vengeful Penor) - If I could get my little one strapped to my head somehow... without police involvement... yeah, probably wouldn't happen, but still a very unique idea. Plus what would my other son do?
Shredder, Bebop, Rocksteady (bbrigg1) Splinter and Turtles (Bwark-Kupo) - For looking at my banner
Mario, Super Mushroom, 1-up Mushroom (Smackifilia) Tetris (Kylegamgee) - For thinking to use non-character items. I might do the Mario with Toad and a Super Mushroom at some point.
PC Guy, Mac Guy, Tux (Mee) - For taking the PC/Mac idea to the next level with Tux. I really like this idea... but I would hate to have to make one of my sons the PC guy, because there is noway I could be.
Galaga Ship, Bees (Dexter345) - Because its a brilliant old school idea
Mega Man, Energy Shots (Serpentish) - For the Pew's... maybe when they can both run in front of me, i might do something based around this one.
Here is a list of all the submissions taking out the duplicates (person that got it in first): Knights from Castle Crashers (The Bez)
Dr. Manhattan and The Comedian (RandomBullseye)
Green Hornet and Kato (Y0j1mb0)
Shadow of Colossus (BlindSideDork)
Colossus, Wolverine, & Nightcrawler (BlindSideDork)
Rayman and Rabbids (BlindSideDork)
Olimar and Pikmin (SlackerMonkey)
Ratchet, Clank, Captain Quark (Shipero)
Headcrab Zombies, HalfLife 2 (Vengeful Penor)
Link, Deku Scrub/Deku Link/Skull Kid, Navi (Danlhaas)
Yoshi, Mario, Luigi (LostCrichton)
Three Musketeers (LostCrichton)
Superman, Batman, Flash (LostCrichton)
Braid.... terrible idea (Mr Wilson)
Solidus Snake/Naked Snake/Big Boss, Solid Snake, Liquid Snake (SnakeDude4Life)
Dr. Girlfriend, Murderous Moppets (Pendelton21)
Mario, Goombas (Pendelton21)
Bowser, Mario, Luigi (Digtastik)
Shredder, Bebop, Rocksteady (bbrigg1)
Haggar, Guy, Cody (bbrigg1)
The Lost Vikings (Shawnkelfonne)
Bowser, Koopas (Nintendoll)
Bub, Bob (Nintendoll)
Godzilla, Baby Godzilla (RandomBullseye)
Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Kiddy Kong/Donkey Kong Jr (Commish)
Gandalf, Hobbits (Shayward23)
Super Mario, Mario, Baby Mario (HPV)
Mario, Super Mushroom, 1-up Mushroom (Smackifilia)
Dr. Light, Mega Man, Bomberman (Groebo)
PC Guy, Mac Guy, Tux (Mee)
NES, SNES, GameBoy (Mee)
Captain N, Mega Man, Kid Icarus (Mr Wilson)
Dr. Light, Mega Man, Protoman (Char Aznable)
Ash Ketchum, Pokemon (Char Aznable)
Young Anakin, Old Anakin, Darth Vader (Kaciesaurus)
Jango Fett, Storm Trooper, Boba Fett (Kaciesaurus)
Brett Michaels, Axl Rose, and Maynard James Keenan (Primo)
Pong Paddles and Ball (Morkuma)
FF Character, Vivi, Moogle (Bwark-Kupo)
FF VI, Gau, Mog (Bwark-Kupo)
Don Vito Corleone, Michael Corleone, Peter Clemenza (Bwark-Kupo)
Venture Bros (Richard Blocker)
Aqua Teen Character and Mooninites (bbrigg1)
Splinter and Turtles (Bwark-Kupo)
Galaga Ship, Bees (Dexter345)
Mega Man, Energy Shots (Serpentish)
Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard (FWhipple)